Comprehensive CV risk factor control lacking in diabetes

Only 1 in 5 adults with diabetes achieved control over multiple risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to United States registry data published in the journal,...

Hypertension: home-based care may be the future…

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, have developed a home-based program to improve hypertension control rates at a lower cost than...

Flu-like illness linked to increased risk for stroke

Two studies being presented at this week’s American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Honolulu will confirm that influenza-like illness (ILI) is associated with...

UCT partnership develops remote medication administering tool

Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town and the Osmania University in India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to...

Intensive BP treatment does not reduce dementia risk

The authors of a study just published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association have noted that treating systolic blood pressure (BP) to...

Holiday stress can trigger heart attacks

Higher risk seen on Christmas Eve, particularly in older adults with diabetes, heart disease

Boehringer’s diabetes drug declared 2018’s Best International Product

Boehringer Ingelheim’s sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, JardianceÒ (empagliflozin), has been announced winner of the 2018 Prix Galien International Award in the category “Best Pharmaceutical Product”. The Prix Galien...

Influenza hospitalization more likely in underweight, obese

Doctors should consider body mass index when deciding on treatment course

Comprehensive range of CPD courses announced

The DUX Academy of Healthcare (DUXAH), as part of its Professional Development Programme, has given notice once again of a comprehensive range of CPD...

Cancer drug injection could treat diabetic retinopathy, SU study finds

A recent doctoral study at Stellenbosch University (SU) has found that injections with the cancer drug, bevacizumab into the eyes of people with diabetic retinopathy could...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

HIT-related stress linked to burnout among physicians

Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians, according to a study published online in the Journal of...

Discussing symptoms with doctors: What patients want

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (SPADE) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognised and undertreated by primary care physicians. A new Regenstrief Institute study...

To-thirds of people with excess belly fat at high risk of...

Nearly two-thirds of people at high risk of heart disease and stroke have excess belly fat, according to results of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)...

Increasing statins dose and patient adherence could save thousands of lives

Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by...

World Endocrinology Congress in Cape Town puts spotlight on dramatic rise...

Endocrinologist, Dr Landi Lombard The concerning rise in endocrine disorders particularly diabetes and obesity, new developments and advances in the treatment and management of these conditions and...

Liraglutide linked to lower risk of cardiovascular events

Real world data from a large Nordic study shows that use of liraglutide, a drug for type 2 diabetes, is associated with a lower risk...

BREAKING NEWS: Health ministry ‘rejects with contempt’ media reports on alleged...

Clearly meant to cast ‘serious aspersions’ on credibility of the process, ministry claims in strongly worded statement just released